Red Sea REEF-SPEC™ Carbon is the ultimate choice for marine & reef aquariums due to its unique technical characteristics.
REEF-SPEC Carbon is available in 100g /3.5 oz, 250g /9 oz, 500g /18 oz, and 1000g /35 oz containers.
Red Sea REEF-SPEC Carbon’s granule size and its micro/macro porous structure, ensures a very high total adsorption capacity and rapid extraction of the specific organic pollutants that are found in Reef aquariums.
REEF-SPEC Carbon has extremely low phosphate leaching and minimal ash content while also not affecting the pH of aquarium water.
Red Sea REEF-SPEC Carbon needs replacing less frequently than carbons that are not reef-specific or are of a lower quality and represents an effective, cost-efficient solution for providing the very best water quality in marine & reef aquariums.
The role of activated Carbon in the reef aquarium
Why do we need to use Carbon in a reef aquarium?
There are organic pollutants that can only be removed from reef aquarium water by active Carbon.
The reef aquarium is a closed artificial ecosystem where living creatures continually produce organic waste consisting of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, organic acids and phenols.
For best results:
- Remove any fines, by rinsing Carbon under tap water.
- Due to air trapped in the pores Carbon will float, and therefore it is recommended to soak the Carbon in RO water until all of the air has been released.
- Place the Carbon in a location with an active flow of 1000-1500 lph (250-400 gph) per 50 gr carbon.
- Replace Carbon every 1.5 – 2 months. Note: When Carbon becomes saturated with organics, it may start adsorbing some of the trace elements from the seawater.